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Georgians dissatisfied with state of relations with Russia2012-03-22 12:31
According to a survey, results of which were announced by the American National Democracy Institute yesterday, 88% Georgians are dissatisfied with the state of relations with Russia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
As reported by the RIA Novosti, 88% Georgians, who participated in the survey, were dissatisfied with the state of relations with Russia. The survey was attended by 3,141 thousand people. It was conducted of the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) from February 22 to March 5 with funding from the Swedish Development Agency (Sida). National Democracy Institute, USA, announced results of this public opinion poll yesterday.
According to the survey, 49% Georgians agree with the fact that Russia is a real threat to Georgia. 30% agree that Russia is a threat to Georgia, however, consider it exaggerated. Only 8% of respondents do not see any threat to Russia, the NR2.ru reported.
70% respondents expressed support to Georgia's accession to NATO. More respondents - 74% - approved intention of the Georgian government to achieve Georgia's membership in the EU.
Only 26% of respondents answered "yes" to the question of whether the offer of some opposition leaders to refuse from joining NATO if Russia returns Abkhazia and South Ossetia was acceptable. This proposal is unacceptable for 33% respondents. 40% respondents refused to answer this question.